Feeding the world's population
Name: Sara L Huey
Is it true that the world population is to outpace the food supply?
when is this supposed to occur and what steps are being taken to prevent it?
I did a study of this several years ago and concluded that the world's food
supply would be adequate to feed everyone well into the next century even if
there were water shortages, gas shortages, and global warming. However, it
would be much more important to share the food equally, transporting it from
places that produce more food than people (like North America) to places that
produce more people than food (like Africa). The kind of food shortages that
cause famine in Africa today will continue, and more fortunate people will
probably continue to give food to prevent or relive famines.
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Update: June 2012